According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 3.3 million U.S. residents age 12 or older were victims of violent crime in 2018. U.S. households also experienced an estimated 13.5 million property victimizations, which include burglaries, residential trespassing, motor-vehicle thefts, and other thefts (Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Criminal Victimization, 2018, September 2019).
OJP’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is committed to enhancing the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime.
See the Current Funding Opportunities page to learn about opportunities available from the OJP program offices related to this and other topics. Also see Grants.gov for opportunities from other federal agencies.
Training and Technical Assistance
Information on police response to victims with disabilities is available in the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) DVD and guidebook, Victims with Disabilities: Collaborative, Multidisciplinary First Response. Visit the Victims with Disabilities section of the OVC site for additional resources.
Information on children found at methamphetamine labs can be found in Children at Clandestine Methamphetamine Labs: Helping Meth's Youngest Victims from the Office for Victims of Crime. For additional information, visit the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children website.
Family members of homicide victims can find support groups in their area by contacting the National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children and The Compassionate Friends. For additional information, visit the Homicide Victims/Co-Survivors section of the Office for Victims of Crime website.